Messages August 2003


Date: Mon Aug 25 22:14
Henry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Dear Josh, here we are at Post Camp. A group of kids arrived from Lynn's school and they remember you from several years ago, particularly the song Kid on the Train. They said you were the coolest person here-- you really talked to them. They also wanted to know how to get a CD so I will direct them to this website.Sally and I showed them the Totem Pole. They were full of awe. It's so fantastic. When I wake up in the morning it's the first thing I see when I raise my head, I don't even need to go outside to see it.Violets Forever!Henry & Sally

Date: Sun Aug 24 02:10
marilyn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Responding to Dave's question - I don't believe the School of Fish reunion show was recorded. But as for releasing more School Of Fish music, we've discovered some wonderful early SOF demos and we hope to include them in a new album for next year's Descendants of the Earth benefit. Just keep letting us know you're interested!

Date: Tue Aug 19 21:08
Dave (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hello - Have been listeing to Center of Six at the office and smiling to myself at the good vibe that the sounds create. We are fortunate to share that experience. While browsing the site, I was intrigued by the photographs of the School Of Fish reunion performance! Any chance that Talking Cloud might release those songs? I am quite hungry for all things Josh. Thank you!

Date: Thu Aug 14 17:25
Donna (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    "I want to change the way the world affects me... I want to dance in the face of all that could be... I....... Josh,... News of your passing hit me to my very core. I did't know you had such an effect on my soul. Late last night I downloaded the song Three Strange Days. This was before I visited your site today and learned of your passing.I have always thought of you intermittently throughout the years.I remember catching you at a very intimate gig at Rutgers University in 1991. It was my freshman year. I helped put on the show at Livingston College and you were so humble and respectful. I was right in the front row digging your lyrics like there was no tomorrow. Mind you I was the only black female in the room, but to me, music has no boundries. It should be that way to everyone. Especially those that listen to your music. I didn't feel ashamed to be in the room... I then took your music to share with some friends at Boston University. They couldn't help but like a brutha. I moved on from college and became the mother of two boys Daniel and Jordan. Through the years you always came back to mind... It's like I come full circle. I remember a part of Three Strange Days that I played over and over again... "I've got to make it through, no matter what it takes... I've got to make it through these strange days... YeahYou were a man before your time... the world wasn't ready for you. You were taken from us so early --- But isn't it said that only the good die young?An Angel you are. You brought me through some tough times and may God bles you for that. You had such a deep effect on people and I am sure you didn't even know it. God used you in such a way that it will continue to blow the minds of of those you made contact with for many years to come. You cross all barriers, even in death. I love you beloved. Your my light and I will forever think of you.People... God and the use of music and truly bring us together. Let it ride...Donna - Rutgers University 91' School Of Fish rocked New Brunswick!

Date: Wed Aug 13 09:56
Joshua A Clayton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    Hi very sorry to hear about your passing you have my sincere condolences

Date: Tue Aug 12 17:26
joe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
    I found out about Josh's passing away about a month ago. I couldn't believe it. I was such a big fan of School of fish. Here in Spring, Texas you don't find a lot of people who have ever heard of them, but a friend turned me on to them when "3 strange days" was released. What a great album. Speechless is my favorite song on that album. His lyrics were so genuine. I used to be in a band called Twenty Mondays and School of Fish opened for crowded House in Houston years ago. Our band really wanted to go to the show so our manager some how rigged it that we could go but we would have to help the sound and light crew. My job was to run a spot light on Josh. Afterward we met them, had some pictures taken with them and just got to spend some time talking to them about the road and how they are enjoying it. It was a very cool night. Unfortunately, the photos of the night are somewhere with our ex-manager. It is one of those things in life that you feel real lucky to have been a part of.